Jeffrey McElrath pieces together the stage for Saturday's fourth annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival. The festival will include several performances, food, merchandise and activities.
Jeffrey McElrath pieces together the stage for Saturday's fourth annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival. The festival will include several performances, food, merchandise and activities.
Photo by Jenna Walker .
published Friday, August 19th, 2011
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The Bessie Smith Heritage Festival hasn't earned a profit yet, but organizers say they hope the event eventually will generate a $50,000 return to help protect the cultural center during a tough economy.

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